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Women to Test Full Raptor Downhill

11/21/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 21) - The Best in the World U.S. women's speed team and a top field of international alpine athletes will have a true 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships test next week thanks to early season snowfall and premium snowmaking temperatures at Beaver Creek. Taking advantage of the ideal weather conditions, Beaver Creek...

Lindsey Vonn Injury Update

11/20/2013

VAIL, CO (Nov. 20) - Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) sustained a mild strain to her right knee, a partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions as a result of a downhill training fall Tuesday on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper...

Vonn Being Evaluated After Crash

11/19/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 19) - Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) crashed Tuesday morning while downhill training on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain. She was not admitted to the hospital but was undergoing further evaluation, as is typical after a crash. Further updates will be available at...

Ligety Respectable 11th in SL Opener

11/17/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 17) - Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), who cracked open the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season with a stunning victory in Soelden, Austria last month, finished a respectable 11th Sunday in the tour's first slalom. Sitting 24th after the opening...

Shiffrin Dominates Levi Slalom

11/16/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 16) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) dominated the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opening slalom with a wire-to-wire victory to notch the fifth World Cup win of her young career. The 18-year-old was the only athlete in the field to post two sub...

Early Opening for Utah Olympic Park

11/15/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 14) - It was opening day of the Olympic season this week as the Utah Olympic Park opened to ski jumpers Tuesday, Nov. 12 - the first day any jump in the world was online for training. Top U.S. men's and women's ski jumpers plus the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team were on hand. The Utah Olympic Park crews invested 91 hours in...

Shiffrin and Ligety Poised for Levi Slalom

11/13/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 13) – This weekend the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour travels to Levi for the second World Cup race of the season, the precursor to back-to-back speed weeks in Beaver Creek, CO. Top U.S. athletes Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will compete alongside a strong list of starters in the slalom...

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Cook

11/13/2013

Six-time U.S. champion and ex-gymnast Emily Cook grew up in suburban Boston and never let go of a dream to compete in the Olympics. Sidelined by injury after making the 2002 Olympic Team, Cook missed two World Cup seasons while rehabilitating her badly injured feet. She returned in the summer of 2004, competed in the winter of 2005 on the World...

2014 Alpine Team Named at Copper Mountain

11/08/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 8) – A crowd of thousands was on hand Friday as the 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team was introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S Ski Team Speed Center. Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and World Champion Mikaela...

Ligety USOC’s October Athlete of the Month

11/06/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS (Nov. 7) – 2013 U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) opened the 2014 calendar exactly how he did last season – by winning the USOC Athlete of the Month award for October thanks to his victory at the FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom opener in Soelden, Austria. Ligety opened the World Cup season...

Toby Dawson Headlines Hall of Fame

11/06/2013

ISHPEMING, MI (Nov. 4) – Six athletes and sport builders have been elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame for their contributions to the sport. Honorees include big mountain skier Scot Schmidt, freestyle pioneer and world champion John Clendenin, 2006 Olympic moguls bronze medalist Toby Dawson, freestyle aerials champion Kris...

Best Ever Snow Coverage at Speed Center

11/01/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 1) – The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain officially opened Friday with the most snow coverage since opening the elite training facility in 2011. The exclusive alpine center features the only full-length downhill training available anywhere in the world at this time of year, providing U.S. skiers with an...

Universal Premieres Countdown to Sochi

10/30/2013

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 30) – The U.S. Ski Team's partner Universal Sports Network will debut Countdown to Sochi, a weekly show capturing the most compelling stories leading up to the 2014 Sochi Games tonight at 8 PM ET – just 100 days from the start of the opening ceremony. The 15-week show will air every Wednesday at 8 PM ET until February...

Nordic Combined Team Named

10/30/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 30) – A strong group of veterans highlights the 2014 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, named on the cusp of the 2013-14 FIS World Cup season. World Champions and Olympic medalists Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) highlight the team. They are joined on the A team by the rapidly rising...

Women's Ski Jumping Team Named

10/29/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 29) – A strong group of veteran women jumpers highlight the U.S. Ski Jumping Team named during the 100 Days Out to Sochi celebration. World Champions Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van (both Park City, UT) are joined by Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) on the team that opens World Cup competition Dec. 6-8 on the Olympic jump in...

Bill Johnson Story on ESPN E:60

10/28/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 28) - American Bill Johnson’s stunning Olympic downhill gold in 1984 is iconic in ski racing, having left an indelible mark in the annals of U.S. Ski Team history. ESPN’s award-winning news magazine program E:60 will look inside his story of triumph and tragedy in an episode airing Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:00 p.m. EDT on...
Ligety Wins Soelden GS

10/27/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 27) - Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) pulled out an historic win at the Soelden World Cup GS, becoming the first man in history to win three World Cup GS races in a row at Soelden. Ligety beat out Frenchman Alexis Pinturault by 0.79 seconds to nab his 18th victory and...

Shiffrin Sixth in Soelden GS

10/26/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 26) - Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied into sixth place in the Soelden giant slalom to kick off the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Season. Shiffrin led the U.S. women in the season opener and snagged her career-best World Cup giant slalom result. Switzerland’s Lara Gut sealed her first World...

Soelden Opener Live on Universal Sports

10/24/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 24) – Opening weekend action from the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to America live on television for the first time ever this weekend on the U.S. Ski Team’s partner Universal Sports Network. Universal Sports will kickoff the season with an expanded cable and satellite distribution network and a full schedule of World...

Ligety Honored as Olympic SportsMan of the Year

10/24/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Oct. 24) – The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has named Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) 2012-13 Olympic SportsMan of the Year, its highest annual individual athlete honor. The 2006 Olympic gold medalist produced a historic season that resulted in a three gold medals at the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship and six Audi FIS...

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